Tag Archives: Contracts

When Politics Affects Supply Chains

According to recent WSJ reporting , immigration issues at the Mexico-US border are disrupting commercial trade, as US Customs and Border Patrol agents who typically handle trade traffic have been redirected to migrant issues. This redistribution of resources has reportedly caused a pile up of truck traffic and delay of inspections for agricultural and automotive components. … Continue Reading

Force Majeure in a Tight Labor Market

2018 has produced a tight labor market for many manufacturers.  Particularly in the electronics, aerospace, and trucking/automotive sectors, skilled laborers are becoming increasingly difficult to find.  As a consequence, many manufacturers are finding themselves in a position where they are unable to perform contracts that have any degree of complexity without a level of scrap … Continue Reading

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

The Apple-GTAT disaster.  Working with international suppliers.  Constructing supply chain agreements for development projects when success and cost structure are not guaranteed.  We discuss these subjects and more with Bob Bowman of Supply Chain Brain.  Thanks Bob! Listen to our Podcast by clicking on the link here:  http://www.supplychainbrain.com/content/nc/executive-education/podcasts/single-article-page/article/lessons-from-an-apple-supplier-debacle/  … Continue Reading
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